Governor Doyle Gives His Budget Proposal to the State

By: Justin Ware Email
By: Justin Ware Email

Governor Jim Doyle outlined his plan for managing your money on Tuesday.

According to the governor, that plans means a little more money for the average middle class family.

From tax cuts for college tuition, to more early kindergarten classes, the governor even proposed settling a score with California over which state is truly America's Dairyland.

"With all due respect to our friends in California," said Doyle,"the happiest cows come from Wisconsin."

As part of modernizing Wisconsin's job force, governor Doyle says his budget would upgrade and expand the Badger state's cheese production facilities.

The governor continued to focus on education, proposing a hold on tuition that would keep increases below four percent and expanding breakfast programs for the state's schools.

The governor also promised to crack down on oil companies by taxing them to help pay for the state's transportation needs, and leveling criminal charges against oil companies if they tried passing the cost on to you, the consumer.

"Instead of asking our citizens to pay more in tolls or higher gas taxes," said Doyle, "I think we should ask the oil companies to pay more."

Of course, none of this goes into effect unless the legislature signs off on the governor's plan.

And Republicans are still in control of the Assembly.

So Doyle could be facing an uphill fight on a number of his proposals.


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